I am a digital artist, professional photographer, photo educator, published author and one of New Zealand’s leading landscape photographers. I am also a graduate of Canterbury University, New Zealand, and a fellow of the New Zealand Photographic Society. I have variously been a teacher, curriculum developer for the New Zealand government, software tester and Kodak Professional Mentor.
I divide my time between writing, publishing, exhibiting, commissions and workshops in photography and post-production.
My work draws heavily upon my Maori and European heritage and his on-going studies into a broad range of spiritual and mystical traditions. He also draws heavily upon a degree in foreign languages and literature.
It seems to me that the digital process is limited only by our imagination, our knowledge of self, and our willingness to give it free rein.
For me, capture is only the beginning. It is in post-production that I can truly recognise my vision in a form which others can share. The tools now available enable us all to move between the documentary tradition of photography and the expressive potential of mark-making with a camera and computer.
Now I am able to make work that lives in a space between photography and painting and, in doing so, mile-mark my own journey.